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PostSubject: Library   Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:58 pm

Brief history

In the Age of Legends

In the relatively utopian society of the Age of Legends, men and women with the ability to channel used the One Power to aid all of mankind—as scientists, healers, philosophers, etc.—constantly developing new innovations and technology to make everyone's life easier. They were therefore known as Aes Sedai, meaning "Servants of All" in the Old Tongue. In spite of the use of the word “servant,” Aes Sedai had considerable status and respect, gained from their use of the One Power. They convened in the Hall of the Servants in the city of Paaren Disen. The greatest Aes Sedai of the Age of Legends was a man named Lews Therin Telamon, also known as The Dragon.

The One Power is divided into male and female halves, known respectively as saidin and saidar. Men who can channel do so using the male half and women use the female half. The greatest works of the Aes Sedai were always performed by groups of men and women channeling together.

Certain Aes Sedai felt that the separation of the two halves of the Power constrained them. Researchers working at the Collam Daan university discovered what they thought was a new source of power able to be channelled by both genders. Mierin Sedai (later Lanfear) and Beidomon Sedai bored into it, soon discovering that they had unwittingly enabled the Dark One, formerly imprisoned outside of Time, to influence the world. The power they sensed was in fact the True Power, a dark force akin to the One Power that stems from the Dark One. The former utopia began to slowly decline, until the outbreak of the War of Power, in which many Aes Sedai went over to the Shadow and commanded the armies of the Dark One. The thirteen most powerful 'dark' Aes Sedai were the Forsaken (or the Chosen, to those fighting for the Shadow).

In a desperate move to end the devastating conflict, Lews Therin Telamon and the Hundred Companions led a last-ditch assault on Shayol Ghul, successfully resealing the Bore and trapping the Dark One, as well as (almost) all the Forsaken, outside of the world. However, the Dark One's final counterattack tainted saidin itself, and over time all male Aes Sedai, including Lews Therin, were driven mad. In their madness, they began to channel wildly, causing almost total destruction to everything that hadn't already been wiped out by the war. Some few male Aes Sedai sought shelter in stedding, areas of the world in which channeling was impossible and the taint had no effect, but eventually all male Aes Sedai abandoned the stedding and went mad. By the time the last male Aes Sedai had died, the world map was all but unrecognisable, and the remains of humanity were scattered and destitute. This catastrophic period was called the Breaking of the World.

Among Aes Sedai in the time period of the series, some Aes Sedai, primarily the Red Ajah, believe that male Aes Sedai sheltering in stedding exacerbated the Breaking, making it longer and more damaging than it might have otherwise been. Others, primarily the Blue Ajah, hold that the Breaking might have destroyed the world entirely had all male Aes Sedai gone insane at the same time.

However, female Aes Sedai of the time Foresaw the Rebirth of the Dragon, and undertook several wonders (the Eye of the World, the Stone of Tear, Callandor, etc.) to guide his path and provide him with what he needed.

After the Breaking

On the eastern continent, the remaining female Aes Sedai eventually reorganised themselves on the island of Tar Valon, where, with the assistance of the Ogier, they built the White Tower. The Aes Sedai there became a monastic order, taking in initiates and shaping them into fully-fledged sisters through years of hard training. Their elected leader held the title Amyrlin Seat and became as powerful as any king, queen or legislative body. The Aes Sedai ensured that any man with the ability to channel would be gentled, i.e. severed from the Power. The common people had a tendency to fear the Aes Sedai, knowing that they channelled the same power that had caused the Breaking of the World. As a result, paired with their general aloofness, Aes Sedai have often been the focus of mistrust and even hate, some being convinced that all of them were Darkfriends in service to the Shadow. As a way of making themselves 'safer' and more trustworthy, Aes Sedai began to employ the Oath Rod, taking binding oaths that might make them seem less dangerous.

On the continent of Seanchan, Aes Sedai set themselves up as local governors and rulers rather than establishing a single, united order. During the conquest of Seanchan by the armies of Luthair Paendrag, these Aes Sedai were turned against each other and a device called an a'dam, able to hold women who can channel against their will, was invented. Aes Sedai on the continent were eventually rendered extinct as Luthair Paendrag's successors consolidated control over the entire continent, and Aes Sedai are outlawed in the Seanchan Empire. Instead, all women are tested for the ability to channel at a young age. Those who can channel are made damane and leashed with a'dam, while those who can learn to channel are made sul'dam, who control the damane using a'dam. The Seanchan themselves are unaware that sul'dam can learn to channel, only that they can control damane through a'dam, and it is speculated by characters within the series that, if that discovery were to be made, the fabric of Seanchan society might suddenly collapse. Men and women who cannot channel are unable to control damane using a'dam, while men who can channel or learn to channel die sudden and painful deaths upon contact with a'dam.

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PostSubject: Re: Library   Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:26 pm

Green Adjah
In the Age Of Legends this adjah was the "war" adjah.It was used to fight in wares.The Aes Sedai from this adjah can have more Warders.Egvene wants to become Aes Sedai from the Green Adjah.The Green Adjah is suposed to (when Tarmon Gai'don starts) fight with the new Masters Of Fear...
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:59 pm

The Amyrlin Seat

The Amyrlin Seat, or simply the Amyrlin, is possibly the most powerful woman on the continent. She is appointed for life by the Hall, and sheds any affiliation she has to her Ajah. The Amyrlin is from no Ajah, and from all. She wears a stole with all seven Ajah colors, although Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan removed the blue from hers upon becoming Amyrlin. She is the head of all Aes Sedai, and they refer to her as Mother and she to them as Children ("Daughters"). She is assisted in her duties by the Keeper of the Chronicles, who is second in command, and usually from the same Ajah as the Amyrlin. Her full title is "The Watcher of the Seals, the Flame of Tar Valon, the Amyrlin Seat" (in reference to the seven seals used to shut the Dark One's prison, though until quite recently, no-one knew where any of the seals were). The actual chair from where the Amyrlin rules over the Hall is also called the Amyrlin Seat. The Amyrlin's relative power depends on her political power and ability. Some Amyrlins have been able to bend the Hall to their will, while others have found themselves subject to it. Although the Amyrlin is bound by Tower law and custom, any proclamations she makes are usually considered (depending on how powerful the Amyrlin is) law or as good as. But almost every time an Amyrlin proved so incompetent or otherwise problematic that she threatened the future of the Tower, sisters have risen up to remove her.

List of Amyrlin Seats from FY 939:

* 1) Bonwhin Meraighdin (Red Ajah)
* 2) Deane Aryman (Blue Ajah)
* 3) Selame Necoine (Green Ajah)
* 4) Rabayn Marushta (White Ajah)
* 5) Dalaine Ndaye (Gray Ajah)
* 6) Edarna Noregovna (Blue Ajah)
* 7) Balladare Arandaille (Brown Ajah)
* 8 ) Medanor Eramandos (Gray Ajah)
* 9) Kiyosa Natomo (Green Ajah)
* 10) Catala Lucanvalle (Yellow Ajah)
* 11) Elise Strang (Gray Ajah)
* 12) Comarra Zepava (Blue Ajah)
* 13) Serenia Latar (Gray Ajah)
* 14) Doniella Alievin (Brown Ajah)
* 15) Aliane Senican (White Ajah)
* 16) Suilin Escanda (Blue Ajah)
* 17) Nirelle Coidevwin (Green Ajah)
* 18 ) Ishara Nawan (Blue Ajah)
* 19) Cerilla Marodred (Gray Ajah)
* 20) Igaine Luin (Brown Ajah)
* 21) Beryl Marle (White Ajah)
* 22) Eldaya Tolen (Blue Ajah)
* 23) Alvera Ramosanya (Yellow Ajah)
* 24) Shein Chunla (Green Ajah)
* 25) Gerra Kishar (Gray Ajah)
* 26) Varuna Morrigan (Green Ajah)
* 27) Cemaile Sorenthaine (Gray Ajah)
* 28 ) Marasale Jureen (Yellow Ajah)
* 29) Feragaine Saralman (Blue Ajah)
* 30) Myriam Copan (Green Ajah)
* 31) Zeranda Tyrim (Brown Ajah)
* 32) Parenia Demalle (Gray Ajah)
* 33) Sereille Bagand (White Ajah)
* 34) Aleis Romlin (Green Ajah)
* 35) Kirin Melway (Brown Ajah)
* 36) Noane Masadim (Blue Ajah)
* 37) Tamra Ospenya (Blue Ajah)
* 38 ) Sierin Vayu (Gray Ajah)
* 39) Marith Jaen (Blue Ajah)
* 40) Siuan Sanche (Blue Ajah)
* 41) Elaida a'Roihan (Red Ajah) - Amyrlin of the Tower in Tar Valon
* 41) Egwene al'Vere (None) - Amyrlin of the Tower in Salidar.

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PostSubject: Re: Library   Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:57 pm

Grey Ajah

Little is known about the Grey Ajah. They are mediators and ambassadors; this Ajah commonly dispenses justice through the law. The Grey Ajah has on a great number of occasions stopped wars and other conflicts through their skill as treaty drafters and in crafting agreements.

The only other important fact that is truly known about the Grey Ajah is that they are headed by a woman known as the Head Clerk. It is also worthy of note that the Grey Ajah attempted to hold together the coalition of nations that fought against the Aiel in the Aiel War, but they failed. It can be assumed that the Grey Ajah is quite skilled at political manoeuvring.

Notable members of the Grey Ajah include: Merilille Ceandevin, Annoura Larisen, Andaya Forae, Beonin Marinye, Merana Ambrey, Yukiri and Delana Mosalaine, who is also of the Black.


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PostSubject: Re: Library   Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:58 pm

White Ajah

The White Ajah concerns itself with questions of philosophy, truth and logic. Whites consider themselves beyond the social causes that drive most of the other Ajahs and believe that they have no place for the material knowledge that the Browns, and, to a lesser extent, Yellows seek. Whites are often describes as showing incredibly little emotion (coincidentally, and somewhat ironically, white is the colour of mourning in the world of the Wheel of Time).

The White Ajah was the first Ajah to make the connection between the gentling crusade of the Reds and the dwindling numbers of channelers. The Whites thought that gentled men should breed with Aes Sedai in the hope of producing more channelers. It was suggested that since the White Ajah had brought it up, they should therefore be the ones to bear the children, they flatly denied and the idea was dropped.

In the past Whites have been friendly with Blues and, in general, they opposed Reds. However, it’s interesting to note that Alviarin, a White, was made Keeper of the Chronicles when Elaida, a Red, was raised Amyrlin. Traditionally the Keeper and the Amyrlin were raised from the same Ajah. They are headed by a woman known as the First Reasoner, who, in the White Tower, is Ferane Neheran.

Notable members of the White Ajah include: Alviarin Freidhen (also first of the Black Ajah) Sarene Nemdahl, Seaine Herimon, Norine Dovarna, Daigian Moseneillin and Falion Bhoda.


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PostSubject: Re: Library   Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:22 pm

Lews Terin Telamon

He was the Dragon.A male Aes Sedai.He was the leader of the Forces of Light against the Shadow in War of Power.He was known as The Lord of the Morning,Princ of the Dawn...
He was the leader of the Hundred Companions in the War of The Shadow.The Dark One putted the taint on the Saidin and that caused Lews Therin and his Hundred Comapnions to go insane,so every male Aes Sedai now goes crazy after some time...
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:36 pm

Red Ajah

The Red Ajah is strongly dedicated to preventing another breaking of the world. This Ajah seeks out and gentles men who can channel, generally by sensing the residue left by weavings of Saidin. It is led by a head known as the Highest.

Most reds have a strong dislike of men, whether they can channel or not. This is the only Ajah in which its members do not bond Warders at all. Although, there are some reds that have been known to take on the Red Ajah’s task as their own, despite rather liking men.

Reds are rarely raised to the Amyrlin Seat. Throughout history there have only been three reds raised to the stole, including the current Amyrlin, Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan. The two reds that came before Elaida were both deposed as Amyrlin, the only two in history to have been deposed besides Siuan Sanche.

Reds have had a long standing feud with the Blue Ajah. This feud began when Bonwhin, the last Red to have been made Amyrlin before Elaida, tried to control Arthur Hawkwing. Bonwhin’s efforts broke the tower, as they led to an attempted invasion of Tar Valon. Bonwhin was replaced by the Blue sister, Deane Aryman, and so the two Ajahs have been at odds ever since.

In recent history the Red Ajah has caused and undergone great changes. The greatest change the Ajah has caused was when Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan deposed Siuan Sanche as Amyrlin. This action caused a split in the tower. Many Aes Sedai, Accepted, Novices and even servants, fled the tower for the town of Salidar where a second White Tower was created. All blues fled the tower, while no reds did. The Ajah has also recently undertaken a new role in the tower, they have become intermediaries between the White and Black Towers. Members of the Ajah now bond men who can channel for use in the upcoming Tarmon Gai’don (which is more than slightly ironic due to the red Ajah’s previous historical abhorrence of bonding), in the belief that the Red Ajah had the most experience with male channelers, and therefore were the obvious choice. This choice is not without great controversy among the Reds however.

It has also recently been noted that due to the fact that Saidin has now been cleansed, the Red Ajah no longer has a purpose other than being an Ajah for Aes Sedai who hate men. It is however unlikely that the original purpose of the Ajah was simply to hunt down male channelers, but to hunt down the misuse of the One Power in general, and to find those with the spark or simply the ability to learn how to channel.

Notable members of the Red Ajah include: Elaida, Galina Casban (who is also Black Ajah), Tarna Feir, Silviana Brehon, Tsutama Rath, Sashalle Anderly, Teslyn Baradon, Pevara Tazanovni, Duhara Basaheen and Toveine Gazal.


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PostSubject: Re: Library   Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:18 pm

Brown Ajah

The Brown Ajah is devoted to the study and collection of knowledge. They quite often forsake the mundane world which has led some such as Moiraine Damodred to believe that Browns are somewhat distanced and naďve. However some Brown sisters, such as Verin Mathwin, have actually shown a deep perception of current events.

Brown sisters can quite often be found in the Great Library of the White Tower, which they administer, searching for new knowledge and subjects to study. While abroad, Browns quite often carry note and sketchbooks in which they document nearly everything they come across.

Unlike the other Ajahs, the Brown is headed not by a single woman but by a ruling council. The head of this council is known as the Head Librarian. They are also, of course, the most knowledgeable Ajah when it comes to the Tower and lore of the One Power, although they are also generally more knowledgeable in almost all subjects.

For the past few centuries the Brown Ajah has been at odds with the Blue; however, they are far from enemies in such a manner as the feuds between the Red and Blue Ajahs and are actually on decent terms. Recently the Brown Ajah has put Min Farshaw’s viewings and Perrin Aybara’s status as a Wolfbrother under much scrutiny.

Notable members of the Brown Ajah include: Verin Mathwin, Demira Eriff, Kumira, Masuri Sokawa, Morvrin, Jesse Bilal, Nesune Bihara, the late Adeleas Namelle, Danelle, Takima, Saerin Asnobar and Theodrin Dabei.


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PostSubject: Re: Library   Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:24 pm

Warder

* Warder or Gaidin is a warrior bonded to an Aes Sedai. The bonding is thing of the One Power, and by it he gains such gifts as quick healing, the ability to go long periods without food, water and rest, and ability to sense the taint of the Dark One at a distance.
* So long as a Warder lives, the Aes Sedai to whom he is bonded knows he is alive however far away he is, and he dies she will know the moment and manner of his death.
* While most Ajahs believe an Aes Sedai may have one Warder bonded to her at the time, the Red Ajah refuse to bond any Warders at all, while the Green Ajah believe an Aes Sedai may bond as many Warders as she wishes.
* Ethically the Warders must accede to the bonding voluntarily, but it ha been known to be done against the Warder's will.
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:55 pm

The Keeper of the Chronicles
The Amyrlin's second-in-command, the Keeper's duties include being secretary to the Amyrlin and overseeing the official business of the Tower. What is known is that the Amyrlin chooses her and that she, too, is appointed for life (either hers or the Amyrlin's, whomever passes away first). Traditionally, the Keeper comes from the same Ajah as the Amyrlin, but there have been exceptions. Recently, Elaida a'Roihan (of the Tower) chose Alviarin Freidhen, a White sister, as Keeper, although Elaida herself is a Red.

The Keeper wears a stole to indicate the Ajah she was raised from, but legally she is no longer a member of that Ajah, serving only the Amyrlin. Recent Keepers include Leane Sharif, a Blue sister, for the former Blue Siuan Sanche; Alviarin Freidhen, a White sister, for the former Red Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan; Tarna Feir, a Red sister, also for Elaida; and Sheriam Bayanar, a Blue sister, for Egwene al'Vere. Elaida's former Keeper, Alviarin, was replaced by the Hall of the Tower after her frequent absences from the Tower were deemed to be interfering with her duties
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:59 pm

Novice
Traditionally the White Tower only accepts girls for training who are between sixteen and eighteen years old, though the rules are bent sometimes for a novice of great potential. Becoming a novice is known as being "put in white", because they are held to a strict dress code: white dresses, stockings, shoes, and even hair ribbons.

Recently among the rebel (Salidar) Aes Sedai the age restrictions have been lifted, and there are novices of all ages, even as old as grandmothers. This is causing consternation among some traditional sisters, but most are happy that the number of Tower initiates has ceased dwindling.

A novice's life is deliberately harsh, in order to prepare her for the difficult life of an Aes Sedai. Her room is tiny, the bed uncomfortable and hard, and she must wake every day before dawn to scrub the floor and sweep the room. Meals are taken in silence and are extremely brief, so the novice must eat quickly or go hungry. She will have lessons and classes; some on learning to channel but just as many on history, the Old Tongue, geography, politics and philosophy, and if needed reading and arithmetic - to all of which she must pay strict attention or face punishment. However, most of her day will be taken up with such chores and duties as labouring in the kitchens, scrubbing floors, doing errands for Aes Sedai, and working in the gardens.

Novices are not permitted to channel except when supervised by an Accepted or Aes Sedai (though many do so anyway in secret), and must do all their chores by hand. The idea is that the hard work builds character, though it is likely that there is a desire to keep them too busy, and too tired, to start playing around and experimenting with the Power. Novices are strictly confined to the Tower, and there are no days off, except for occasional freedays.

Novices are subject to strict discipline, decided and handed out by a sister appointed to the post of Mistress of Novices. She is both disciplinarian and confidante, punishing those who have broken the rules and comforting those who are finding novice life too tough to handle. It is she who decides when a novice or Accepted is ready to be tested, or if the girl will be put out of the Tower for good. Punishment ranges from a lecture to a severe switching, and extra chores are usually involved. Although it is known what happens in the study, no one ever makes references to the punishment a person receives. For all that Aes Sedai act like they rule the world, within the Tower there are hierarchies and rules, and discipline and obedience are instilled from the earliest days. In addition novices are carefully cloistered from men. It isn't that the Tower disapproves of intimacy, but that they don't want their novices thinking too much about heart and family-especially if they are successful they will outlive all their relatives and friends. If two novices get into a relationship, the Mistress of Novices will usually turn a blind eye.

Understandably some novices find the pressure too much, and resolve to run away. They rarely get away with it, usually being caught and returned. Life for a captured runaway makes ordinary novice life look pleasant, with anything less than perfection being swiftly and harshly punished. The reason given is that a half-trained channeller is a danger to herself and those around her, which is not untrue, but it is also the case that the Tower considers itself to have absolute right over all channellers, and does not permit them to leave until it is finished with them.

The novices studying under the rebel Aes Sedai have been arranged into "families" of seven or eight women, making them much easier to organise and also establishing close friendships that help novices to get through the day. This new development has meant that this faction has almost no runaways to deal with.

The expected time spent as a novice for most girls is ten years. Those showing greater potential might be raised Accepted after five or six years, and there have been cases of novices being raised after only three. When the Mistress of Novices decides that a girl is ready, she arranges for her to face the Arches.
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:00 pm

The Arches
When a novice is raised to the Accepted, it is after completing a trial in a ter'angreal deep in the lower levels of the White Tower. It consists of three silver arches which, when the ter'angreal is activated, are filled with odd flickering light. The novice is warned only at the actual testing that if she enters the arches, she might not come back, and is given the option to refuse the test. She may refuse twice, but at the third time if she does not go on she is put out of the Tower.

The workings of the Arches is not completely understood, though they are known to involve tel'aran'rhiod. When the novice walks through the first arch she is faced with a fear from her past, one she must conquer to return back through the arch. The second arch is a fear of the present, and the third a fear of the future. Each is harder to fight than the last. The novice must enter completely naked and unprotected, and the arch somehow removes her memory of being a novice and knowing how to channel. The only known exception to this case has been Nynaeve al'Meara, who fought one of the Forsaken with the Power. Traditionally what is experienced in the Arches is not spoken of to anyone, but many novices come out weeping or furious, which can last for weeks, so it is known to be a terrible experience.

Should she be lucky enough to return through the third Arch, she will be given a banded dress and a Great Serpent ring, proclaiming her to be one of the Accepted
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:11 pm

Accepted
Where novices wear plain white, Accepted wear the same dress with seven bands of colour at hem and cuffs - the colour of the seven Ajahs. She must wear her Great Serpent ring on the third finger of her left hand.

The Accepted have larger and more comfortable rooms, and is trusted to channel alone and to direct her own studies. The Accepted also have the greater responsibilities of her own studies while being expected to prepare and teach novice lessons on a wide range of topics (the purpose of doing so is to learn how to manage and control others, and she can expect to be reprimanded if she runs to the Mistress of Novices for every little problem). Being Accepted does not mean less deference to Aes Sedai, and while she has more freedom - she is allowed to visit the city, for example - if she does break a rule, her punishment will be all the harsher.

By the time she reaches Accepted, a lot of the indoctrination will have taken root. Accepted can talk at meals, but generally don't, or are very quiet. They could use the Power to do their chores, but usually won't, feeling like they've done something wrong if they do. Accepted also start to show the arrogance and haughtiness that characterise Aes Sedai. It has been theorised that the long training period is actually as much for this conditioning as it is for actual learning.

An Accepted must learn much, as the Tower will not permit ignorant Aes Sedai. It is expected that she will be ten years in the banded white before being tested for the Shawl, though again there are exceptions to this. Elaida a'Roihan, Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche all spent three years as novices and three as Accepted before being raised Aes Sedai. Egwene al'Vere and Elayne Trakand spent a matter of months in both novicehood and the status of Accepted.
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:11 pm

The Test for the Shawl
Long before she is ready to be tested, the Accepted will learn by heart a sequence of one hundred complex weaves, often whose purposes are just for the testing. The test for the shawl is to perform all these weaves, perfectly, in order, while maintaining outward serenity. The exact nature of the test is kept secret, but Accepted do what they can to try distracting each other while practicing the weaves. She enters a spinning ring structure, and the sisters conducting the test create illusions to try and break her concentration and serenity. These illusions are far from harmless, involving anything from armies of Shadowspawn to frigid temperatures, from minor embarrassments like having all her clothes disappear, to heart-rending choices and decisions. For every weave, a separate illusion is created, and if there is any hesitation, or any break in composure, the Accepted fails. And that's if she's lucky, as many women die in the test for the shawl.

Should she manage to complete the hundred weaves, she will certainly be badly injured. She is given Healing and sent off for a night of meditation. She is expected to stay awake all night, despite her certain exhaustion, and reflect on her new duties.
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:12 pm

The Oath Rod
Once an Accepted passes the test, she is brought to another ceremony with the Amyrlin Seat and representatives of all seven Ajahs present. They are presented with the Oath Rod, a ter'angreal that binds Aes Sedai to whatever oaths they swear while channeling into it. The Accepted then swears the Three Oaths. The Oaths were not always a part of the Aes Sedai tradition, and some sisters wish it still wasn't. The Rod was discovered some time between the Trolloc Wars and the War of the Hundred Years. Unknown to the Aes Sedai is that the Oath Rod is in fact a ter'angreal which was used in the Age of Legends to bind criminals against further acts of law breaking.

Even though all sisters were bound to their respective Ajahs, they needed a common set of goals and principles to bind sisters of every Ajah together. The Accepted swears to:

Speak no word that is not true
Make no weapon for one man to kill another
Never use the One Power as a weapon, except
Against Shadowspawn (Darkfriends also qualify),
To save her own life, or her Warder's, or the life of another sister
Sisters physically cannot break these oaths, though they can be circumvented - for instance, an Aes Sedai may deliberately put herself in danger to remove the constraint on using the Power as a weapon, or she could make a statement that is misleading but technically true (giving rise to the saying An Aes Sedai never lies, but the truth she tells you isn't the one you think you hear). Once she has sworn the oaths, the Accepted is an Aes Sedai and is allowed to choose her Ajah.

Unknown to most channellers is that the Oath Rod also has the facility to unbind, useful for those sisters who become members of the Black Ajah and swear new oaths to the Dark One. Channellers are also freed from the oaths when severed from the Power. Recently, the sisters which are hunting Black Ajah (due to misunderstanding of Elaida's order) in the tower have used it to make the sisters they suspect are Black to re-swear the old oaths and swear allegiance to them.

Recent evidence has come up that shows that the Oath Rod might in fact also lower the life expectancy of a channeller bound by it. Continued use of the One Power seemingly ensures an extended lifespan reaching into centuries. When Elayne was in Ebou Dar, however, she came across a group calling itself the Kin which was mainly comprised of women who failed, at some point or another, in their training to become Aes Sedai and were put out of the Tower. Some of these women have lived up to a hundred years longer than the longest recorded Aes Sedai lifespan and still have much life left in them. Egwene has declared, as Amyrlin Seat, that any woman who wishes to be part of the White Tower must swear the oaths on the Oath Rod and some fear that this might hasten the death of those potential sisters who have so exceeded the normal Aes Sedai lifespan. This seems to indicate that, though a look of agelessness is given to Aes Sedai who have sworn on the Oath Rod, the oaths might be shortening their lifespans considerably. Egwene has plans to allow older sisters to retire into the Kin (freeing them of their Oaths, but no longer considering them true Aes Sedai) in the hopes that this will allow them to live the longer lives enjoyed by those who have not sworn on the Rod.
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:25 pm

Aiels

They are people of the Aile Waste. Also called Aielman. They veil their faces before they kill, giving rise to the saying "acting like a black- veiled Aiel" to describe someone who is being violent.

Deadly warriors with any weapon or with nothing but their bare hands, they will not touch a SWORD. Their pipers play them into battle with the music of dances, and Aielman call battle "the dance", and "the dance of spears.

Aiel warriors are all members of one of the warrior societies, such as the Stone Dogs (Shae' en M' taal), the Red Shields (Aethan Dor), or the Maidens of the Spears (Far Dareis Mai). Each society has its own customs and sometimes specific duties.
* For example: Red Shields act as a police, and Stone Dogs often vow not to retreat once battle has been joined, and will die to the last man if necessary to fulfill this vow.

The clans of the Aiel- among them the Goshien, Reyn, Shaarad, and Taardad Aiel- frequently fight among themselves, but the members of the same society will not fight each other even if their clans are doing so!
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:35 pm

The Hall of the Tower
The Hall of the Tower is the administrative body of the Aes Sedai and the White Tower. It is composed of twenty-one Sitters, who act like senators, three from each Ajah. The Hall has several checks on the executive leadership of the Aes Sedai by which it maintains a balance of power in the Tower; in theory, the Hall is equal in power to the Amyrlin Seat and the Keeper of the Chronicles together. The Hall creates all official policy for Tar Valon.
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:35 pm

Sitters
Each Ajah has three sitters. Sitters are highly esteemed sisters who have been chosen within their Ajah to represent their Ajah and its interests in the Hall of the Tower. Typically, the leader or head of the Ajah is not a Sitter. The Sitters often jealously defend the Hall's power, and an Amyrlin's reign is often judged by how well she manages to keep the Sitters under her control.
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:37 pm

Ajahs
In the Age of Legends an ajah was a temporary group of people banded together for a specific purpose. Today the Ajahs in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series are seven sub-societies among which all Aes Sedai, except for the amyrlin, of the White Tower are divided. These societies each have individual representation in the administrative councils of the White Tower; have personal ideologies, customs and purposes for joining; their own ruling heads; and all except the white Ajah have a network of spies known as “eyes and ears”. The ajahs, from biggest to smallest, are: Red, Green, Grey, Brown, Yellow, Blue and White.
There is an eighth Ajah, the black, which is dedicated to the Dark One. However its existence, until quite recently, has not been known and even then not entirely acknowledged.
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:59 am

Ogiers
Ogier are a race of non-human creatures who have an intense love of knowledge. They are also great architects and stonemasons, responsible for many of the most impressive structures and cities of the world. Ogier stonework is known for its organic nature, often appearing to have been grown like plants. Their first love, however, is forestry; they love the trees of their stedding, and grew groves near the cities they built to remind them of their home. Even their written language resembles growing leaves and vines.
Ogier stand about 10 feet tall ("half again as tall as a man"). They have broad noses, wide mouths, and long tufted ears. Ogier are also very long lived compared to humans: Loial, a prominent supporting character, is considered by his elders the impetuous and irresponsible equivalent of a 15-year-old human teenager, despite being 90 years old.
Ogier from the mainland are a peaceful and reclusive race who rarely leave their stedding. While the Ogier still visit larger cities to maintain their ancient stonework, the more remote areas have relegated them to myth and legend. Their society emphasizes rationality and slow, thorough debate; they deplore haste and abhor violence. However, when roused to anger they make unflinching, steadfast warriors; the common saying "To anger the Ogier is to bring mountains down on your head" suggests the difficulty of provoking an Ogier--and also the danger.
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PostSubject: Re: Library   Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:55 pm

Yellow Ajah

The Yellow Ajah is the only Ajah that is completely dedicated to one of the Talents. The Yellow Ajah is dedicated to the Talent of Healing, a Talent which not all sisters possess but which is considered a requirement for entering the Yellow Ajah.

The Yellow Ajah has traditionally used a method of healing that utilises only Water, Air, and Spirit. This method draws on strength from the person being healed, which results in the person becoming weak and ravenous, despite being physically healthy. This method of healing also causes a kind of shock; this shock can kill small children and animals, which are therefore not Healed. Although, Nynaeve al'Meara has recently discovered a new method of healing, this utilizes all of the Five Powers, as well as finding a cure for stilling which was previously thought incurable. Nynaeve’s new method (this method may actually be the method of healing used during the Age of Legends, as some of the Forsaken have noted that the method of Healing used by the Aes Sedai is primitive, so would really be the old method) of Healing is known exclusively to the Aes Sedai that have rebelled in Salidar.

The Yellow Ajah is headed by a woman known as the First Weaver. This Ajah also has a relatively small network of Eyes and Ears. The Yellow Ajah uses a bouquet of yellow flowers strung upside down with a yellow ribbon as an emergency signal. A Yellow identifies herself to an agent of the eyes and ears network by saying something containing the words, Yellow and Heal.

Notable members of the Yellow Ajah include: Nynaeve al'Meara, Narenwin Barda, Romanda Cassin, Salita Toranes, Corele Hovian, Samitsu Tamagowa, Nisao Dachen, and Amico Nagoyin who was later discovered to be of the Black Ajah. Ryma Galfrey, a former Yellow, has been captured by the Seanchan and made damane. She is now completely broken and has been renamed "Pura".


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PostSubject: Re: Library   Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:19 pm

Entering an Ajah

Traditionally, every sister chooses an Ajah immediately after being raised beyond the rank of Accepted. In recent history this hasn’t been completely upheld; for example, the former Accepted Faolain and Theodrin were raised to a position above Accepted but weren’t technically Aes Sedai and hadn’t chosen an Ajah. Egwene al’Vere, the current Amyrlin in exile, also never chose an Ajah as she was raised directly from Accepted to Amyrlin Seat (it was actually the act of raising her to Amyrlin that made her Aes Sedai).

Ajahs have certain traditions and ceremonies involved in entering them, which aren’t entirely known. Generally Ajahs accept entrance almost immediately; it is however rumoured that some of the Aes Sedai raised by the decree of Egwene al’Vere had to beg. Aes Sedai cannot switch Ajahs after being accepted into one, this rule was also in manner broken recently. This occurred when Leane Sharif, a former member of the Blue Ajah, was stilled. Leane’s stilling, in the eyes of the Hall, stripped her of all titles and right. Because of the fact that Leane had been stripped of all rights and titles she was able to choose an Ajah different than the one she had been a member of when she was stilled (the same situation occurred to Siuan Sanche but she chose the same Ajah as the one she had left).

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PostSubject: Re: Library   Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:50 pm

Liandrin Sedai

Liandrin is introduced as Red Ajah in the first few books, but is soon revealed to be Black Ajah. She has dark brown eyes and honey-colored hair, which she wears in a multitude of thin braids. She is pretty, having a doll's face and a rosebud mouth.Liandrin is from Tarabon and she grew up envious of anyone with power (Her father sold fruit from a barrow to feed his family). Despite her less-than-plentiful upbringing, however, she copies the way that nobles speak. However, if she is angry, she will revert back to her roots and speak like a commoner.She learned she could channel a year before enrolling as a Novice, and swore the oaths as a Darkfriend before she even went to the White Tower, and sought out the Black Ajah as soon as she learned she could channel. She does not consider herself a wilder, however, as she loathes all wilders.

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PostSubject: Re: Library   Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:03 pm

Something more about the Warders

A Warder is a person (traditionally a man) who is bonded by an Aes Sedai through the use of saidar to become her bodyguard as she travels.

The Warder bond has distinct benefits for both parties. The bonded party (the Warder) gains greater stamina and physical prowess, a greater capacity to resist evil, and greater resistance to injury (as well as the proximity of his Aes Sedai, who can probably Heal whatever injuries he does take). The Aes Sedai, for her part, gains a bodyguard, confidant and ally-in-schemes who is intrinsically linked to her and whose behavior can be controlled (to some extent) through the bond. She is also able to draw on the warder's strength if needed. Both parties are able to sense the other's general location, physical well-being and, to some extent, emotional state. Of course, this in itself can cause problems, should one party or the other become intoxicated or involved in romantic liaisons. Death is also a major occupational hazard; if one member of the bond is killed, the other suffers extreme emotional trauma, to the point that most orphaned Warders lose all will to live, and often throw away their lives in a berserker rage.

Whether by custom or law, all Warders are male; the only woman known to currently be bonded as an Aes Sedai's Warder is Birgitte Trahelion, bonded to Elayne Trakand, who did so because this was the only way to save Birgitte's life. Female-female bonding is more empathic than male-female bonding: Birgitte finds Elayne's emotional state contagious, and vice versa. Other unusual side-effects may also exist. Aes Sedai are capable of bonding several Warders at once, though only the Green Ajah make a habit of it; generally, men are bonded one at a time, as opposed to several through the same bond, and it is unknown if Warders bonded this way have any extrasensory awareness of each other. Three women (Elayne Trakand, Elmindreda Farshaw and Aviendha of the Nine Valleys sept of the Tardaad Aiel) have recently bonded a single, communal Warder (their mutual lover, Rand al'Thor); all three women hold the bond and are connected to him, though not to each other. It is not known if the converse, a single bond used to hold multiple Warders, is possible. Women who cannot channel (specifically Min Farshaw) can become the holder of a Warder bond, though she required a channeler to create and place it. It is possible for two separate women to bond the same man as Warder on separate occasions, without interfering with each other's bonds: al'Thor, at the time of his bonding to his three loves, had already been bonded (against his will) by Alanna Mosvani in a fruitless attempt to control him. Finally, Warder bonds can only be dissolved by the holding Aes Sedai; the Warder himself can be kept against his will.

As of the later books in the series, Asha'man have discovered their own form of the Warder bond using saidin and have begun bonding women as Warders. In the beginning, married men bonded their wives, primarily for the benefit of being able to stay in contact with them through the bond, but recently Asha'man have also bonded a small number of captured Aes Sedai, much to the consternation of the White Tower. This form of the bond permits the use of Compulsion to control the captive Aes Sedai. In addition, three Asha'man (Damer Flinn, Jahar Narishma, and Eben Hopwill) have been bonded as Warders by Aes Sedai, and in Knife of Dreams, Mazrim Taim grants permission to Aes Sedai to bond his Asha'man. The fact that both parties can channel has had no (known) effect on the Warder bond, but there has been speculation that male channelers universally cannot be controlled the way normal Warders can.


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PostSubject: Re: Library   Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:12 am

LANFEAR

Before the Breaking

When her affair with Lews Therin ended, she became a researcher at the Collam Daan, the biggest research center in the Age of Legends. With a team of experts, she headed the project to find a new source of power, one that both men and women could use. It was the most important research of the Age; the possibilities were endless if it was discovered. However Lanfear, thinking she had at last found this new source, actually stumbled upon the Dark One's prison, who had been sealed there since creation. Opening his prison, the Dark One was allowed to touch the Pattern; at this very instant, the Breaking had begun. In a sense, she achieved her goal of discovering a power usable by both men and women--the Dark One can allow his most faithful servants access to the True Power, a power source similar to the One Power but far more dangerous in its strength, but untouched by the taint of the Dark One (The taint only applies to Saidin [sah-ih-DEEN], the male half of the One Power, not the True Source). Soon after facing rejection by Lews Therin, she pledged allegiance to the very thing she had released: the Dark One. She chose her own name, Lanfear (the only original Forsaken to do so), and made public her betrayal in the Hall of Servants itself. She considers herself the master of Tel'aran'rhiod, also known as "The World of Dreams", even though Moghedien could outstrip Lanfear in skill there.

Mistress of Disguises

When she awoke from the seal, she immediately sought Rand al'Thor out as the Dragon Reborn, the reincarnation of her former lover. She came to him under the guise of Selene, a beautiful young woman, and sought to snare him by appealing to his strong desire to protect women who seem helpless. She often used her beauty to try to seduce Rand; she would constantly urge him to grasp glory and power, although he refused. She disappeared near Cairhien, where she claimed to be from, but turned up again, posing as a peddler in the Waste named Keille Shaogi, along with the Chosen Asmodean, who was posing as the gleeman named Jasin Natael. Shielding Asmodean after his battle with Rand at Rhuidean, she allowed him only to channel a trickle of saidin, enough to teach Rand to use the One Power. She confronted Rand at the end of The Fires of Heaven, meaning to kill him after his apparent betrayal (presumably alluding to the fact that he had fallen in love with other women). Moiraine Sedai tackled her while she was focusing on Rand, who, because he could not kill a woman, did not try to attack back, and they fell into the redstone ter'angreal gateway, which subsequently melted, apparently killing them both.

As Cyndane

Reincarnated by the Dark One, she is now Cyndane, which in the Old Tongue means "last chance". She is mind-trapped by Moridin and now travels with him and Moghedien, who is similarly trapped. Cyndane is the polar opposite of her former self. Whereas Lanfear was tall and beautiful, with dark eyes and pitch black hair, Cyndane is short if still pretty with silver hair and blue eyes, and she is also not as strong in the One Power as she was.

This lack of strength is noted by Graendal when she and Moghedien bring Moridin's summons. Aran'gar also expresses doubt as to whether she is really Lanfear during an audience in Knife of Dreams.

Cyndane expresses the same hatred for Rand that Lanfear did at the time of her death, no doubt because Rand spurned her love.


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